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Many Employers Now Actively Seeking Veterans

Those returning home to Chicago from military service may find an especially receptive job market.


Bridget Altenburg

Local Military Personnel Get OK to Show Gay Pride

Thanks to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, gay and lesbian soldiers and sailors have been told by top brass that it is OK to be out and proud.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2012

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Free Rides For Some Government Workers Costing CTA Millions

Five months after ending free rides for all senior citizens, the CTA is still providing free rides to thousands of civil service employees — a practice that dates back to 1945, when it was mainly a “courtesy” extended to police and firefighters.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

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State, Federal Funds To Help Vets, Military Personnel Buy Homes

Gov. Pat Quinn says money from state and federal sources is now available to help veterans and active-duty military personnel purchase homes in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

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25th Annual Call-In Offers Help For Unemployed

The Chicago firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will help jobless callers through Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/26/2010